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  • I'm not saying ME was a bad game, just that I'm not overflowing with a driving need to replay it. My characters all kind of felt the same.
  • Well, I'm done with Fallout 3. On this playthrough I'm not even halfway through the main quest, I'm already level 20 and have 90+ in all but 4 skills. I've got over 300 stimpacks, and enough weapons, armor and ammo to start world war 4. I got my …
  • Items shouldn't really do much of anything. Levels and Skills can be problematic though. Don't give yourself all 100's, or you'll get menu-locked at your next level, until you assign -42 points. Which you can't do.
  • Trying to get together a checklist of all the really useful stuff you can get to without any serious combat. Lets see, there's the medical, intelligence, unarmed, explosives and perception bobbleheads, Ol' painless, the lucky sunglasses. Any other s…
  • Prototype is in old Olney, down in the sewers. Bring a dart gun or other lizard repellent though, as the place is crawling with deathclaws.
  • Given the obvious thematic similarities, mods with STALKER influence are a given. At least nobody's putting in anomalies yet. I've had hordes of power armor from Enclavvies, but after realizing that I was better off with the lucky vault 101 jum…
  • The original overseer can be talked into stepping down, yes. No, he doesn't get banished from the vault. Why would he? Jonas, if anything, was executed for aiding and abetting your father in what amounts to treason. That's an execution, not a murder…
  • You know, I actually had to go back and read up to remember which skills had actually been merged. By and large, that part worked out real well. One of Fallout's major failing was that the return you got per skill point varied wildly from skill to s…
  • Which eccentricities in particular? I'm not asking for a return of the awful 2/1 - 1/2 "lets make AP ammo useless" flub up, but some extra depth would really help the game out IMHO.
  • Hm. I wonder if the mod tools will be anywhere near powerful enough to restore the depth to combat Bethsoft removed in the name of accessibility. It wasn't until recently that I realized just how much depth they took out of the combat system. Percep…
  • As it stands, Intelligence and Agility are the most important. Intel is probably a little bit more important then Agility, but it's close. I'd probably put strength next, just for carrying junk around - the power armor strength bonus has been neuter…
  • Is it? Never actually read neuromancer, and the thought did occur to me that they might both be a reference to something else. But the wired reflexes kind of pointed to shadowrun. Who exactly is the wasteland legend armor a homage to? I know I've…
  • Depends on your definition of plentiful. You will be forced to use many different weapons for the early part of the game to preserve ammo, so hotkey quite a few of them. While I never got to the point where I just stopped caring about ammo as I did …
  • Davis, did you ever encounter anything explaining why on earth the Enclave was actually in DC anyway, or the supermutants for that matter? I've beaten the game, but didn't encounter anything that actually explains the continued existence of either, …
  • Just beat it. The world is nice. VATS is actually not too bad. It generally retains the fallout feel. If however, you're holding out hoping that they're going to explain certain inconsistencies with the lore established in the previous games, don…
  • Last AoC claim was 700k accounts created. Would put it in 2nd place as MMO subscriber bases go if they were all active, but that's probably not the case, and in any event is less then 1/10th of the WoW install base. General buzz as of late has been …
  • One could charge that MMORPGs in particular don't reward the most skillful anyway, but the one with the most time to sink. This kind of thing acts as an equalizer, letting those who work days still have a chance of competing with the 16 hour a day h…
  • You know, one of the things Epic was pimping about UT3 was that it actually had dedicated servers on X-Box Live. Though really, I'm suprised anyone would really think for a moment that dedicated game servers on Live were anything but rare. The very …
  • Meh. By Bethesda's version of ending math, Fallout 2 had over a million endings. At least now it's officially OK to call it Oblivion with guns, because Todd Howard is calling it that now. And for crying out loud, if you're going to mess up t…
  • Anybody who says Phantasy Star is blazingly fast has never been snuck attack by 8 ghouls on Dezoris. How in the world you'd manage that I don't know - happened to be all the bloody time.
  • Meh. I'm split on the idea. On one hand, patents like these mean derivative games have to pay licensing fees to the originator - which means rip offs are less profitable and thus we should see less of them. Something that forces a little more innova…
  • So, Kojima is basically a nutcase. I fail to see how this would be a surprise to anyone who's ever played one of his games.
  • I actually beat the succubbus from the nightmare you have in Phantasy Star 1, way back in the day. Took ages to get enough cash together for the diamond armor, and only got 1 bloody experience point. Yay.
  • Nope, don't have it. Might rent it, very unlikely to buy it, not after buying retro evolved and discovering it to be little more then glorified asteroids. It's still an expansion on a downloadable game which was an expansion on a loading screen g…
  • .....are you seriously suggesting that a glorified Xbox live arcade game is a major effort in 3rd party development?
  • Yeah, the wii's having a heck of a time getting decent software. I do blame the third parties though. Before any claims about third party games not being succesful on the wii and it being nintendo's fault, there has to be a decent third party tit…
  • (MasterChief @ Feb. 04 2008,19:58)
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    You think online only is piracy proof? When every Steam game gets pirated within weeks, I don't see how that follows. There are self-funning copies of The Orange Box floating around…
  • For what you get - arguable, especially in the case on consoles. What you get with a game console is entertainment, and I question the insinuation that you get more entertainment from a PS3 then you did from a SNES. Discs - Cheaper, of course. Bu…
  • It's the exact same amount of processing power, just centralized instead of distributed. The net amount of processing that gets done is essentially the same whether is 1 Xbox in each of 10,000 homes, or 10,000 xbox equivalents in a couple of large s…
  • That or they assume major investments in infrastructure neccessary for both the future of media and continued economic growth. And no, this won't happen tommorow. Probably in the next decade or two. As for the rural areas, expect bandwidth availabil…